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    The old mill. This was a fairly substantial building built from local stone and has weathered very well. As kids we would climb up onto the roof, tie a rope to the bearer and walk down the wall. I suppose they would call it abseiling now.

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    This was the typical roof construction style of the average worker’s home, using branches from the local hardwood eucalyptus trees which was strong and relatively long lasting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily
    I have been asking that too Marmite.
    Maybe if I locked the thread or summit, he'll let us know via a new thread?

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    he can take photos and type but cant read. where is it???? please let us know to stop this pain

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    Some of the poorer people used this “wattle and daub” style of construction. Basically sticks, with mud and leaves as the filler.

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    Here are a few of the typical houses. Most houses had an acre or so to do some subsistence farming, run a cow or two and some chooks.

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    Somewhere in Tassie?

    Although it looks a bit dry for there.

    I think you should send it to the games room, Marmite.

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    The old church is a testament to the skills of the English and Scottish immigrant stonemasons. Note the beautifully curved corners.

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    If we ever find out where it is, we could set up a Teak Door village there. No one else seems to want it and some of them could be made quite liveable.


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    The gaol. Many a prisoner took his last steps out of these doors to the gallows. The whole town would gather when there was an execution or a flogging. We kids would have to climb a tree to see over the adults.

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    Is it in NZ? Scottish kind of suggests that, although the gaol doesn't.

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    The old court house is probably the most impressive building in town.

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    It was great sport when someone was in the stocks. We would hurl rotten fruit, sticks, stones and abuse at the detainees and hope we never again crossed their path. We kids were super scared of this device and it was a great incentive to stay on the straight and narrow.

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    This was the ultimate disincentive to a life of crime. You could see them put the noose on the victim, usually with a hood. The minister would stand by reading a prayer, and without warning, the hangman would pull the trapdoor lever. The body was below the fence level, but you could see the rope bounce around. It was a pretty effective device, except for one time when they had to lift the bloke up and drop him again
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    Thanks for the interest Lily, MTD, RS, Elwood, GBH, but I have to concentrate when posting and cannot be disturbed. Us old fellas can't be distracted whilst on the job.
    Yes, it is is in Australia, NSW in fact, but I cannot disclose the exact location. I was allowed back on site on the strict understanding that I didn't disclose the location of the site, as the whole district is now in foreign ownership, and the new owners are very protective. If I disclose where it is I might end up under a tank, or in a re-education programme, so please respect my privacy on this. The return was quite an emotional experience and I would appreciate your discretion.

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    Wonderful pictures Johnny
    Could almost be a film set
    Keep 'em coming

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    Ok, but it is somewhere near Bathurst or Lithgow or close.

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    Great pictures JL but for the life of me can't recall seeing those buildings before, reminds me of Tassie but I know you don't shag yer sister so you couldn't be from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily View Post
    Ok, but it is somewhere near Bathurst or Lithgow or close.
    Lily, you know I am not a tease, I would tell you as a Myall river person one on one, but I am really bound to secrecy in the broader media. It is a lot closer to home than you would think, but "lost in time".

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Great pictures JL but for the life of me can't recall seeing those buildings before, reminds me of Tassie but I know you don't shag yer sister so you couldn't be from there.
    Do you know how to circumcise a Tasmanian PP?

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